Information Services Division


E-Learning Core Tools

These are the main services that are supported:


Moodle is an online Learning Environment. It's easy to use and has a number of innovative tools that make it an excellent environment for creating courses that promote collaborative learning and the creation of learning communities.

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Turnitin is an Internet-based plagiarism detection service. Students can submit work which is then checked against a database of submitted papers, web pages and leading library databases and publications. Staff can also use Turnitin to mark and provide feedback on submitted work.

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MyPortfolio is a private online space to store evidence of your learning and personal development, share it with others for comment and feedback (if you wish), and select and present it to potential employers or colleagues outside of UCL.

You can form groups with friends and have discussions or share documents, or just blog to reflect on your own learning. In short, MyPortfolio is a place to help you support and develop your own learning.

Everything you do in MyPortfolio is private to you, unless you choose to share it with others or submit it for assessment.

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Lecturecast is an automated system for recording lectures and subsequently making them available via the web. Staff can also make and upload recordings from their desktop, and also upload other media files for distribution by the system.

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Electronic Voting Systems (EVS)

Electronic Voting Systems (also known as Audience/Personal Response Systems) can be used within lectures and classes to increase student engagement and promote a deep and thoughtful approach to learning. The presenter poses a question on the screen, and invites students to vote on this question using the voting handsets.

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Opinio is a web-based survey tool which provides a framework for authoring and distributing surveys as well as a range of reporting facilities. Opinio provides a number of question types including multiple choice, rating, drop-down lists, numeric, matrix, essay and open-ended. Surveys can be delivered either by open-access or by invitation to a specified list.

Learn more about Opinio